Magic Wand Massagers Guide by Sex Expert Barbara Santini
How do you soothe your tired muscles and relieve painful joints after a hectic day? Do you fancy chilling in your bathtub every evening while playing with your intimate parts? If yes, double your pleasure using these heavy-duty but controllable magic wand massagers, designed to offer a cooling effect coupled with an orgasmic climax.
What are Magic Wand Massagers?
As the name suggests, magic wand massagers are vibrating devices used to relieve stress, pain, and fatigue that build up in the back or joints after a hectic day. They have round heads that vibrate or rotate, and flexible necks that allow them to access different body places easily. While most wand massagers are advertised as pain relievers, women are now using them for personal sexual satisfaction. This is because women believe these mic-shaped sex toys do the job perfectly; stimulating the clitoris.
Wand vibrators were initially made for general body massage. However, they gained popularity in the early 1970s when they were labeled as among the best clitoral stimulators. Hitachi was the first most-loved wand massager in the market in the late 1960s, sold as a muscle pain reliever. According to Comella (2017), a sex educator called Betty Dodson introduced her great idea of using it to stimulate between the thighs. This is due to their discreet design and powerful vibrations that help women achieve sexual satisfaction easily. Today, magic wand massagers have garnered a massive fan base, with numerous productions aimed at providing different designs, power sources, and vibration intensities.
Types of Magic Wand Massagers
Wand massagers are mostly classified based on their power sources and how they are used. Here are the four main types available in the market.
Plug-in massagers are electric hand-held vibrators that function only when plugged in the main power source. They are the most powerful massagers, used for therapeutic reasons and sexual enjoyment. These main-powered vibrators are also ideal for long-term use, especially for those who take a long time before reaching climax. Such people will not worry about the power going off in the middle of the play. However, the downside of plug-in wand massagers is that they are not suitable for shower play since most are not waterproof.
Battery-Powered Wand Massagers
These are cordless massagers that depend on replaceable batteries to vibrate and give the desired stimulation. They are mostly smaller and suitable for people who want to enjoy their sensual massage outside their homes. They are also ideal for busy women who don't have time to recharge their massagers or sit at home. However, battery-powered wand massagers give low vibrations and may also take time to satisfy the user.
Rechargeable Wand Massagers
These are massagers powered by in-built rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. They are more powerful than battery-powered massagers and convenient due to their portability and power. Therefore, they are suitable for women who need sex toys to use anywhere without worrying about buying new batteries frequently. They are also cheaper and have a waterproof battery compartment, making them suitable for shower play. However, their batteries are not long-lasting and you may need to recharge them frequently.
Mini Wand Massagers
These are small massagers enough to fit in your pockets, and are used to deliver precise vibrations on trigger points when needed. Mini wand massagers are either rechargeable or battery-powered, and great in delivering precise clitoral stimulation on the go or relieving stress and fatigue in bed. They are also suitable to use during sexual intercourse to give dual sexual satisfaction.
Why Buy a Magic Wand Massager
Although the first magic wand massager to hit the market was big and only ideal for muscle relaxation, those manufactured afterward took a new turn to introduce discreet toys you can use anywhere. For that reason, women became more attracted to these vibrators for the following reasons:
They Are Powerful
Magic wand massagers are known to deliver precise vibrations where other vibrators cannot. For instance, many women have confirmed to experience multiple clitoral orgasms when using wand massagers than other clit stims. Also, women in their thirties who had never experienced orgasms could open their floodgates when using magic wand vibrators. Therefore, these discreet toys may not have a good shape, but they do their job perfectly.
They Are Travel-Friendly
Besides giving deep-reaching vibrations, these toys are also discreet, making them ideal to carry when traveling. It is not also easy to identify these devices as sex toys unless the person is familiar with them. This is because their shape can easily be mistaken for a microphone; hence you can place them in your living room without worries. Therefore, if you want something to give you soothing vibrations without raising alarm, go for high-quality and extra-quiet vibrators.
They Allow Various Attachments
Wand massagers are also great in attaching various stimulators. For instance, if you want to enjoy internal stimulation, including G-spot and P-spot sensations, you can easily achieve that. Just buy another attachment for internal play and attach it to the wand's head.
How to Buy and Use A Magic Wand Massager
The sex toy market now has numerous wand massagers, and getting what suits you is somehow challenging. However, as most sex toys experts suggest, little things that most people ignore are the ones that turn out to be most pivotal. As such, when buying your first magic wand massager, look at the following aspects:
Look at the Power Source
The first thing to consider when buying the muscle relaxer is where you want to use it. Magic wand massagers are either mains-powered, rechargeable, or battery-powered. If you want to use it away from home, you can buy a rechargeable or battery-powered toy. However, if you only enjoy sexual stimulation at the comfort of your home, go for a mains-powered massager. Also, remember plug-in vibrators are more powerful than battery-powered or rechargeable options; hence, vibration intensity also matters.
Check the Material
Most magic massagers are made from premium materials such as silicone, metal, and glass. These materials are body-safe, easy to clean, and have no side effects on the skin. However, they are expensive and may not be ideal for beginners. Therefore, if you want affordable options, buy medical-grade jelly, rubbers, or other materials. But remember to clean them thoroughly before using them.
Frequently Asked Questions about a Magic Wand Massager
What are the Common Features of a Wand Massager?
The wand massager has a rounded head and a long base. It stores all of its power and vibration in that rounded head, which provides intense stimulation. The tip can bend and flex, and that's how it reaches all body parts. The base or handle never vibrates, allowing the user to control the vibrations without vibrating the entire hand. Another feature of the wand massager is that it is discreet. It was designed to resemble an ordinary neck/back massager. You can keep the wand massager in your bathroom cabinet or on your nightstand without anyone knowing it explores your private parts. Older versions of the wand massagers have cords and are plugged into power. You can find newer versions that are USB rechargeable which still deliver a powerful experience.
Is a Magic Wand Waterproof?
It is important to know whether a magic wand is waterproof because that information will guide you when you need to clean it. Most magic wands are not waterproof, so you should not submerge them in water. It would be best if you didn't get in the shower with the wand.
Can I Use My Magic Wand While It Charges?
For the people who do not want to waste their time and want to use the wand pronto, the good news is that you can enjoy using your magic wand while charging.
How Long Will a Magic Wand Last?
The magic wand will last for as long as you care for it. If you clean and store it well, it can last for years. Follow the tips below if you want your magic wand to last for years;
- Do not use the magic wand in water if it is not waterproof.
- Do not use silicone lubricant with your silicone magic wand because you will spoil your material. You should use water-based lubricant if the magic wand is made of silicone.
- Do not unplug the magic wand from the power by pulling the cord. You will spoil the cord if you keep on doing that.
- Store your magic wand in a cool, safe place and away from other toys because if you keep them together, they may end up bonding.
What is the Noise Level For a Magic Wand Massager?
People who seek discretion will always seek to know the voice level of the sex toy. However, the people who get turned on by louder sex toys would also want to know the noise level. It is hard to place general opinions about the noise level concerning the magic wand because noise is relative. What feels like noise to one person may be too low for the next person. However, some magic wands offer more intense vibrations than other sex toys. Generally, the magic wand is not among the quietest wand massagers in the market, but that probably is why it gives such a sensual experience.
The best part is that the magic wands have settings for the user to decide and set what they want.
How Do I Clean My Magic Wand Massager?
We must clean our magic wands to keep them germ-free to prevent infections. When sex toys are cleaned and stored well, they tend to be durable. The spice and the buzz they bring into your life should be the motivation you need to give your magic wand a thorough cleaning regiment. Before you clean your magic wand, you need to determine if they are waterproof. Some magic wands are waterproof, while some aren't. Do not submerge your magic wand in water. If it is not waterproof, you will spoil it. If it is not waterproof, you only need to wipe it with a clean cloth and antibacterial soap. Do not use scented soap or harsh detergents because you may disturb the pH level of your vaginal area the next time you use it. It would help if you had the soap to clean away the bodily fluids, dust, and lubricants. Taormino (2006) state that you can clean sex toys with a sex toy cleaner.
Are There Side Effects of Using a Vibrator?
Yes. The following are the side effects of using a vibrator.;
- You may experience some numbing usually because of the quality of how you use the magic wand. But the numbness is usually temporary, and it lasts a couple of hours. Powerful wands also seem to have intense vibrations, which you can regulate to fit your liking. If the pressure is too intense, you will most probably experience numbness.
- If you give the clitoris concentrated pressure, you will eventually create discomfort.
- You could also add lube to the pleasure to prevent the magic wand from pulling the clitoris. Running a magic wand on a dry clitoris is not a great idea. Lubrication is very important as explained by Angel (2022). Moreover, Wilson et al. (2017) explains that lubricants are used to wet the genitals during procreative sex.
- If your partner is working the magic wand on you, they are unlikely to know how you prefer it because they are not feeling the sensations directly. It will help if you guide them so that you don't get injured.
Could I Get an STI / STD/Yeast Infection From a Vibrator?
You could get STDs/STIs and yeast infections using the magic wand. Magic wand users should be careful about two things- sharing the magic wand and using the magic wand on other parts of the body. According to Wang et al. (2012), sharing sex toys can lead to infections. The infections are passed on just as they would if you had sex.
If you use the same vibrator for your anus and your vagina, you will move the pathogens from one area to the other. You can prevent spreading the infections between the anus and the vagina by cleaning the magic wand before using it on the other part of the body. According to Wood et al. (2017), cleaning of sex toys is important to avoid contracting infections. It would help if you also cleaned it before using it on another partner. You could also use a condom or avoid making direct body contact with the magic wand, like using it on your underwear. If you still get yeast infections after taking precautions, you should avoid using glycerine-based lube.
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